Teufel Concept E300
The Concept E300 speakers certainly look attractive with the black and silver exterior. In particular, the CE 300 SW subwoofer features matte black sides with a black mirror finish on the front and symmetric silver stripes.
In terms of size, the sub is truly massive and roughly the size of a small full-ATX case but this in turn does allow for big sound. As subwoofers go, there are definitely bigger ones out there but from what I’ve seen, not in a multimedia system. We should however, at this stage, point out that this large box houses the amplification for the satellites too allowing the satellites to be, comparatively, very small.
Talking numbers, a maximum performance of 300W across six channels is achievable with an RMS output of 200 Watts. The bass speaker measures in at 250mm and so should be capable of some full-bodied, high-quality sound especially with a lower limit frequency of just 36Hz.
Three controls are situated on the outside just above a small white Teufel logo: the outside two control the bass and volume levels with the central knob acting as a button for toggling between standby on and off.
The rear of the CE 300SW gives rise to five sets of speaker out ports for each of the satellites; a simple clamp mechanism is in place to secure the cabling. Six analogue inputs sit opposite for the front, rear, centre and subwoofer taking the 5.1-channel signal to the amp. The final connection is a kettle socket for the power with an on/off switch adjacent to it for powering the set up.